Feeds

Adware-flinging Yontoo yahoos target Mac users: You like trailers, right fanboi?

Browser add-on threat bites Apple boxes

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Miscreants are coining it by infecting fanbois beloved Apple boxes with a well-known ad-injecting Trojan previously only found on Windows machines.

Trojan.Yontoo.1, the specially crafted Mac OS X version, penetrates computers running OS X by offering what purports to be a browser plugin necessary to view content, but is actually adware.

Once users have installed the plugin, the Trojan is downloaded onto the Apple machine, where it quickly installs the adware into Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Cybercrooks profit from the malware by tapping into affiliate ad network programmes.

To spread Yontoo, the VXers have set up fake movie trailer pages that prompt users to install a browser plugin supposedly need to view content - actually Yontoo-1. The Trojan also poses as a media player, a video quality enhancement program or a download accelerator.

The threat was detected by Russian software security firm Doctor Web, which describes it as part of a Mac-specific adware problem that has been growing since the start of 2013.

Windows adware has been a problem for years. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.